ACTING FOR SENIORS

seniors-acting

I don’t know these women, but it sure looks like they’re having a good time. I will begin a new adventure today.  I’m going to be teaching a group of 55+ some dramatic skills.  These theatre games, scene work, improv, pantomime, vocal production and creative movement will stimulate the senses and get them outside the proverbial box.

Since I am a tried and true old person, it seems fitting that I should be teaching the class.  I have more than 40 years of drama instruction under my belt.  I’ve taught all ages except for this particular one.  I’m looking forward to meeting these new people and sharing some of my knowledge with them.

It seems there has been a real push on keeping our aging society moving, thinking, creating and still contributing in great ways.  The arts are a perfect avenue for this.  My husband is currently teaching an art enrichment program for retired citizens and his students are thriving and learning to do more than they thought they could.

Drama can be used in the same way.  When we get out of the groove of a structured schedule and a much slower pace of living, we could fall victim to depression, low self esteem and a sinking away from relationships.  By becoming a part of something fun like this, a person will become revitalized, the mind will be stimulated and they will feel they are bringing something back to the community they live in.

Pray that I don’t mess up – that I enjoy the experience as much as I hope they do and that my age doesn’t show too much.  I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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5 Responses to ACTING FOR SENIORS

  1. You go girl-if anyone can pull off impromptu, it will be you— planned or spontaneous— this is your forte!!!!

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    Sounds like a hoot!

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  3. Good for you! I really love this idea. 🙂

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